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Sonny Landreth at 229 THE VENUE

Sonny Landreth

  • This event has been postponed until 15th Apr 2018
  • 229 THE VENUE London
  • Sunday 24th September
  • AGMP present 'The King of Slydeco' Sonny Landreth in London
    Snowboy & The Latin Section at 229 THE VENUE

    Snowboy & The Latin Section

    • This event has been cancelled
    • 229 THE VENUE London
    • Thursday 5th October
    • AGMP presents Europe's leading Afro-Cuban Jazz group, Snowboy and the Latin Section in London
      Blancmange at 229 THE VENUE

      Blancmange

      • 229 THE VENUE London
      • Friday 6th October
      • AGMP presents Blancmange live.
        P.P. Arnold at 229 THE VENUE

        P.P. Arnold

        • 229 THE VENUE London
        • Wednesday 11th October
        • AGMP Presents P.P. Arnold plus support celebrating 50 Years of music live at 229 The Venue
          Nazareth at 229 THE VENUE

          Nazareth

          • 229 THE VENUE London
          • Friday 13th October
          • AGMP presents Nazareth + support
            Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy at 229 THE VENUE

            Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

            • This event has been cancelled
            • 229 THE VENUE London
            • Tuesday 21st November
            • AGMP presents Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy for a celebration of the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and the instrumental rock classics of ELP
              Martin Stephenson & Daintees at 229 THE VENUE

              Martin Stephenson & Daintees

              • 229 THE VENUE London
              • Sunday 3rd December
              • AGMP presents Martin Stephenson & Daintees Tour.
                The Ultimate Mod / Ska Xmas Party at 229 THE VENUE

                The Ultimate Mod / Ska Xmas Party

                • 229 THE VENUE London
                • Saturday 9th December
                • AGMP presents The Ultimate Mod / Ska Xmas Party featuring The Neville Staple Band & Secret Affair.
                  Keni Burke at 229 THE VENUE

                  Keni Burke

                  • 229 THE VENUE London
                  • Saturday 13th January 2018
                  • AGMP presents Keni Burke 'Risin' to the Top' 35th Anniversary Tour plus support from DJ Aadil Rasheed (Delite Radio)
                    Keni Burke at 229 THE VENUE

                    Keni Burke

                    • 229 THE VENUE London
                    • Sunday 14th January 2018
                    • AGMP presents Keni Burke 'Risin' to the Top' 35th Anniversary Tour plus support from DJ Aadil Rasheed (Delite Radio)

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                      Review of Stanley Clarke

                      Overall rating: 4 Verified review

                      Having an opportunity to see the inimitable Stanley Clarke live in concert was most definitely a 'bucket list' moment and an opportunity which was simply too great to pass on. Having arrived in London an hour or so before the 8pm admission time in order to identify the discretely located 229 The Venue, which once inside was a very well appointed room and ideally equipped for a gig of any standing.

                      Stanley Clarke and the three young musicians who made up his backing band took to the stage around 8:45pm and for the first hour or so it was everything you'd expect from a Stanley Clarke performance. Alembic in hand he demonstrated all of the lightening fast finger-work he became so well known for 40+ years ago, proving that he's lost absolutely none of his amazing agility across the fretboard. Stanley Clarke was most definitely in the house! His young backing band were, quite clearly, outstanding world-class musicians, with the drummer worthy of particular note. In fact, if you traveled back in time to place a young Billy Cobham on the drums that's pretty much what this amazing young man brought to the proceedings. A very aggressive yet technically versatile player he really had it all and then some. It's just a pity, really, that the view to him was obscured by the second keyboard player who was positioned in front of him at the front of the stage. A little more thought into stage lay-out would really do this drummer justice.

                      The unfortunate thing about this gig was the fact that it was a performance of two halves. Not in the literal 'intermission' sense, but for the first half it was classic, even fantasy Stanley Clarke, however the second half was comprised of Clarke playing the upright bass for the remainder of the show and playing numbers which could only be described as incredibly self-indulgent jazz club 15 minute loosely arranged pieces. Overlong piano solos, overlong keyboard solos and, as good as he was, overlong drum solos as well. It all became incredibly tedious with some member of the audience (including myself) becoming less engaged with every further advancement into Jazzville. In fact, I even had time to pop to the conveniences, go to the bar and reclaim my position in the audience during one such overly-indulgent solo.

                      The show came to a, frankly, welcome close as it offered a respite from another tedious obscure journey into whichever world the four musicians onstage were inhabiting at the time. There was an encore, of sorts, where Clarke played his trusty four-string Alembic once more. Rejoice! Or not, as the case actually was, as the encore lasted all of what seemed like five minutes and came to an abrupt end, capping what was a slightly odd experience. An absolutely sublime first hour or so, followed by a ridiculous second hour or so.

                      I'd love to see Stanley Clarke again, as it really is a privilege to witness such talent, but I'd somehow what to check the format of the show beforehand so as not to subject myself to an hour of complete tedium for the remainder of the evening. Mind you, it does present an opportunity to get the early train back home again. Every cloud....

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                      Overall rating: 4 Verified review

                      Banging atmosphere

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                      Review of Discovery 2 presents

                      Overall rating: 5

                      A night of top quality live music.

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                      Live venue featuring 2 halls staging touring indie and rock bands, plus club nights and comedy.

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                      Name: 229 THE VENUE

                      Phone: 020 7631 8379

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/37060/

                      Music Policy: Live music

                      Dress code: Smart Casual

                      Opening hours: Dependent on show, times usually released on the day

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: On street parking

                      Address: 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

                      Website: http://www.229thevenue.com

                      Capacity: 760

                      Type of venue: Nightclub

                      Clientele: Music fans

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Yes

                      Nearest Bus Stop: Euston Road or Great Portland Street

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